Biomedical Engineer

By: Logan Eller

What is Biomedical Engineering?

Biomedical engineering is the use of engineering principles in medicine and biology to further advance health care treatment.

Skills of a Biomedical Engineer

  • Science - Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Operations Analysis - Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
  • Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.
  • Systems Analysis - Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.


Colleges/Universities That Offer BME


Most biomedical engineers have a Master's or Doctoral degree in biomedical engineering or another type of engineering with a potential to crossover to BME.


The average salary for an entry-level